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804, Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm6858 [on-line data upload (2013-08-06): 48052]
SpeciesThick-billed Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Gauteng, Randburg,
Localityreed beds in swampy area below 2nd dam, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Emmarentia
Latitude, longitude-26.158086111111, 28.002791666667 [0 m accuracy]
Notesdense reedbeds in swampy area below 2nd dam. Geo coords are 'mid of 200x50m impenetrable bog area with leaking sewer pipes. comments: thickbills seen lurking in reeds. many nests seen but count impossible because of thick reeds. These nests were near a burnt out area on edge of region. nest: 6 definite but probably many more
Nest count6
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
68578032/8/20135050 plus nests scattered around in these dense, swampy reedbeds, some in willows, trees or on reeds. comment: Geo location is for an area 200m x 50m wide. counted 50 plus but many more partially hidden in dense swampy reeded area - and could not differentiate between Masked & thickbill weavers, maybe even Cape - need to confirm later on in season. nests: 50 plus mostly old - not green.

Vm 6857

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